[Benign childhood intracranial hypertension].
, Dureau P
, Zerah M
, Cinalli G
, Sainte Rose C
, Kahn AP
, Dufier JL
Service d'Ophtalmologie du Professeur J.L. Dufier, Hôpital Necker - Enfants Malades, Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris, Faculté de médecine Necker-Enfants Malades, Paris-France.
Infrequent in children, benign intracranial hypertension (or pseudotumor cerebri) is most often observed in adults. Careful diagnosis requires eliminating all the other etiologies of intracranial hypertension. Most often medical, its treatment must be rapid to avoid permanent visual loss. However, a surgical procedure is necessary when vision is threatened. We present our experience with this pathology and discuss its clinical aspects, its etiologies, and the physiopathological mechanisms.
PMID: 11240472 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]